Boo! Hiss! Mother Nature’s “fowl” weather has clipped my wings.









The Winter weather has already gotten tedious, yet it has only been Winter-like since Sunday. It was that freezing rain that has wreaked havoc on my week and made me Winter weary.  Also, it was week #2 of my boss being away so I had planned a leisurely walk for every day this week.  Well, I had to kiss that agenda goodbye, because, instead I was shoveling snow, or tippy-toeing around my home’s ice-slickened sidewalks and driveway.

Of course, in the cold but dry weather, I was “all about” wearing those new hiking boots, but when I went out with my shovel to tackle the ice in the driveway this morning, I took a quick gander up and down the street and sidewalks, and, despite the mild temperature, there were still slick and shiny patches of ice everywhere. Yup, false bravado for wearing those boots, but the time will come … the Winter (unfortunately) has a few more months to hang around.

I wonder about my furry and feathered friends I’ve seen along the way all these months. I even worry a bit how that goose in the above picture is faring.  He hissed and carried on so much when one of his brethren scarfed down that hunk of bread before he could snatch it up, which was extremely bad manners, of course.

I’ve felt a little lost this past week. I’ve been walking almost daily since the Spring, and not only was the morning constitutional missing, but my boss was missing as well.  He has been on two weeks’ vacation and he had left me no work to do.  It’s been a treat with all the spare time, but, it caused my days to be a little loosey-goosey, so I’ll welcome a return to normalcy soon.

In fact, I’m still all turned around on what day it is since the weekdays and weekends have somehow all morphed together since Christmastime.

As I write this post, it is pouring raining – maybe I’ll awake tomorrow to find the bare cement again, then off I will go.

And … if that not-so-nice-ice remains, I will devise a Plan “B”.

About Linda Schaub

This is my first blog and I enjoy writing each and every post immensely. I started a walking regimen in 2011 and decided to create a blog as a means of memorializing the people, places and things I see on my daily walks. I have always enjoyed people watching, and so my blog is peppered with folks I meet, or reflections of characters I have known through the years. Often something piques my interest, or evokes a pleasant memory from my memory bank, so this becomes a “slice o’ life” blog post that day. I respect and appreciate nature and my interaction with Mother Nature’s gifts is also a common theme. Sometimes the most-ordinary items become fodder for points to ponder over and touch upon. My career has been in the legal field and I have been a legal secretary for four decades, primarily working in downtown Detroit, and now working from my home. I graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in print journalism in 1978, though I’ve never worked in that field. I like to think this blog is the writer in me finally emerging!! Walking and writing have met and shaken hands and the creative juices are flowing once again in Walkin’, Writin’, Wit & Whimsy – hope you think so too. - Linda Schaub
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4 Responses to Boo! Hiss! Mother Nature’s “fowl” weather has clipped my wings.

  1. Marge Aubin says:

    Those geese are sure sticking around for another nibble. Nice picture….I really am excited for spring. It’s been a mild winter but I think our swipe at winter is here. Your boots will get a chance to slide in the ice and snow.


  2. lindasschaub says:

    That one had an evil look and the hissing … at least he was not flapping his wings like they do on land. I am excited for Spring as well, but was happy to see when I went outside early today to run the car that all that ice/snow was gone out of the driveway and sidewalk – yeah! It was treacherous and out of the street as well. So the buggy got a spin and I walked at the grocery store – did not have to resort to Plan “B” (bike).


  3. ann marie stevens says:

    Dear Miss Goosey-Loosey…………………enjoy the extra time…………..I bought a Scramble game and play by myself….and a Boggle game too……..I’m trying to find room for a puzzle table…………Digger just learnt ………………………..Breaking News……from CNN


    • lindasschaub says:

      You make me smile Ann Marie. My mom and I used to play those games … especially on cold Winter evenings. Monopoly too. I love Boggle as you could play for hours. I used to like to play Solitaire on my computer. Years ago, my mom bought me a Styrofoam contraption to play solitaire and you could lay out all the cards on it (if you had no table space). My mom loved jigsaw puzzles and I got a large piece of Styrofoam from work when we got a new phone system. She could move it aside when we had dinner – I could take it down the hall, but those 1,000-piece puzzles do take up a lot of room and you don’t want to have to move them too much or pieces get lost. My mom used to tape the perimeter of the puzzle with two-faced carpet tape so it wouldn’t slide off the Styrofoam. That is funny – I had to go on YouTube to find out what the CNN “Breaking News” audio sounded like since I don’t have cable. Digger is clever … and funny. I’m still chuckling over “Baby, it’s cold outside”.


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